Progress Reports and Testing Accommodations
Dwight's EAL specialists maintain frequent contact with parents and subject teachers. Parents receive a detailed monthly update about their child's progress in all areas of language proficiency. Teachers work together on a constant basis to develop and use the best strategies to support each individual English learner and meet their unique needs.
Dwight School believes that all students should be assessed under conditions that are fair and appropriate. Therefore, internal testing accommodations are available for all EAL students. Accommodations vary by level, and include time and a half on assessments, directions read aloud by a teacher, the use of a translation dictionary, and more.
Students in EAL can apply for ESL accommodations on the ACT. The only accommodation allowed on IB exams are word-to-word translated dictionaries.